“Forests were the first temples of God and in forests men grasped their first idea of architecture.” James C. Snyder

"Where columns are turned out of the solid, charge according to the trouble of procuring the stuff, sawing them off, hewing, and attendance on the boring, turning and fixing them up." Articles of the Carpenters Company of Philadelphia: And Their Rules for Measuring and Valuing House-Carpenters Work, Philadelphia, 1786 Interior columns were glued up. The … Continue reading “Forests were the first temples of God and in forests men grasped their first idea of architecture.” James C. Snyder

“Credit John MacPherson for Cash Recevied – £20.5”

By early spring 1763 Thomas Nevell's journeymen and apprentices were spending the working week on site at Mount Pleasant. Nevell was receiving cash installments for the work from John Macpherson roughly every two weeks in amounts that ranged between £5 and £40. Nevell credited his carpenters their time working with weekly entries in his daybook. … Continue reading “Credit John MacPherson for Cash Recevied – £20.5”